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Emmy Noms for Rickman, Thompson, and Cleese

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2004, 10:11 AM

In Emmy Award nominations announced today, three Harry Potter actors were recognized for their work in televsion.
Alan Rickman (Prof. Snape) was nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie : "Something the Lord Made"- as Alfred Blalock.

Emma Thompson (Prof. Trelawney) was nominatedContinued...

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Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint Magazine Interview

Posted by: Kristin
July 15, 2004, 07:13 AM

UK's Young Performer magazine has a short interview this month with Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Daniel Radcliffe. Thanks to Feargirl, who is spending her summer nursing a broken leg, for the excerpts (get better soon, dear!).
YP: Daniel, how did you get your Harry Potter bigContinued...

Books

Thousands Apply for JKR Reading

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2004, 11:19 AM

The Scotsman reports that thousands of applications have already been submitted by children who want to attend JK Rowling's reading and Q&A session in Edinburgh.

J.K. Rowling

Rowling Letter Prompts Removal of Caged Beds in Czech Republic

Posted by: Melissa
July 13, 2004, 02:02 PM

Talk about power of the pen: The Scotsman reports that the caged childrens' beds that enraged J.K. Rowling have been removed from psychiatric facilities in the Czech Republic, at order of the government. This happened just one day after President Vaclav Klaus received Rowling'sContinued...

Books

Mary Grandpre 2005 Harry Calendar

Posted by: Melissa
July 13, 2004, 12:44 AM

TLC reader Anita sent us some scans from the 2005 Mary Grandpre calendar, some of which seems to be new art. Enjoy!

Christmas at Hogwarts
Harry's 13th birthday
Harry's patronus lesson
The marauder's map
The second task
The Shrieking Shack
Rescuing Sirius

Admin

ADMIN: Sweepstakes

Posted by: Melissa
July 12, 2004, 11:15 AM

Many of you have been asking, so here's the answer: the sweepstakes winners have not yet been chosen. To give you an idea of how many there were: I made a text document of all the entries, and the file size of that document was 22MB.
The entries have been divvied up among staff and we're poking through them, finding theContinued...

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Mexican PoA Release Press Conference Transcript

Posted by: Kristin
July 12, 2004, 07:17 AM

Fran from Totally Harry Potter and The Magical World of Harry
Potter (Fan-Club México) had the chance to attend to attend the June 5th Mexican press conference for PoA's release, which included director Alfonso Cuarón, producer David Heyman and executive producer Tanya Seghathcian.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Sunday Times: Rowling Advocates Child Care Reform in Czech Republic

Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2004, 10:06 AM

Mild parental warning for graphic subject matter.
According to a report in the Sunday Times, J.K. Rowling has appealed to Stefan Fule, the Czech ambassador in London, about the plight of disabled children who are locked in cages at care homes in Eastern Europe.

She was urged, theContinued...

Movies

Interview with PoA Filmmaker Michael Seresin

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2004, 03:14 PM

The New Zealand Herald has a new interview with Michael Seresin, the cinematographer for the Prisoner of Azkaban film. In the article he talks about the new look he and director Alfonso Cuaron brought to the Harry Potter films:
"Maybe we went a bit darker than a normal film of this type which weContinued...

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Happy Birthday Fiona Shaw

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2004, 03:02 PM

Today, Fiona Shaw( Petunia Dursley) turns 46. Happy Birthday Fiona!

Movies

EW Article on the New Cast Members

Posted by: Melissa
July 10, 2004, 07:36 AM

Entertainment Weekly has an article (accessable by subscribers and AOL members only) about the newest cast members for Goblet of Fire, featuring some mini-bios of Brendan Gleeson, who's playing Mad-Eye Moody, and the other actors who we announced here on TLC a few weeks ago: Clé­¥nce Poé³¹Continued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling to Appear at Edinburgh Book Festival

Posted by: Melissa
July 10, 2004, 07:26 AM

On her website today, J.K. Rowling announced that she will be reading and answering questions at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 15th August this year. 500 tickets will be available by ballot rather than on a first come, first served basis. To apply for tickets, buy the Herald newspaper on SaturdayContinued...

London Symphony Orchestra Plays Potter in US

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2004, 12:54 PM

The London Symphony Orchestra will be on tour here in the US as part of their "The Music of Hollywood" tour. Starting in September, the 15 city tour will feature concert performances of works including those from the Harry Potter films. Enhancing and underscoring each performance will be aContinued...

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ADMIN: Leaky's Server Drive Unbelievable Success; Editors Kiss Each Donor Individually

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2004, 05:17 PM

Well, guys. You've done it again. We're flabberghasted. We're closing the drive down because we've already beseeched too much of your generosity, and we have more than enough to keep Leaky around a very long time.
Most of the donations come in withinContinued...

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PoA DVD Release Date?

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2004, 01:58 PM

Various sites have been reporting for a while that the release date for the PoA DVD is November 23; we'd consider this a strong rumor, but the only word from WB is that they're not ready to make an announcement on the date. Also, Jonah of HP-Fans.de has written to let us know that the German version of Amazon.com hasContinued...

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